Tag Archive for fibromyalgia

Massage is Good Medicine

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1. Relieve stress

2. Boost immunity

3. Reduce anxiety

4. Manage low-back pain

5. Help fibromyalgia pain

6. Reduce muscle tension

7. Enhance exercise performance

8. Relieve tension headaches

9. Sleep better

10. Ease symptoms of depression

11. Improve cardiovascular health

12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis

13. Decrease stress in cancer patients

14. Improve balance in older adults

15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain

16. Temper effects of dementia

17. Promote relaxation

18. Lower blood pressure

19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

20. Help chronic neck pain

21. Lower joint replacement pain

22. Increase range of motion

23. Decrease migraine frequency

24. Improve quality of life in hospice care

25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

Fibromyalgia Healing Soup Recipe

chico_massage_therapeutic_pain_relief_relaxation_therapy_chronic_pain_stress_fibromyalgia_1It’s estimated that 5-10 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, and the majority of them are women. Fibromyalgia is the existence of chronic fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, and other unexplainable pains in the body. Oftentimes, these symptoms lead to others, like migraines, depression and chronic fatigue. The effects of this disease often illicit diagnosis very similar to osteoarthritis, tendinitis and bursitis. If you experience problems like the one listed above, always consult your physician.

While there is a blood test some doctors use to determine if a patient has this disease, not much is known on the treatment and possible cure for fibromyalgia. Most treatments resort to treating the symptoms. There are only a few medications FDA approved to treat this illness. 1 is used as a general pain reliever for several different disorders. The other two might fall under the category of “anti-depression” medication.  Always consult your doctor for a professional opinion.

Similar to migraine headaches, and chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia is sometimes shrugged off and not taken seriously by friends, family, and even some physicians. If you read around on some blogs and forums however, it seems many people are experiencing debilitating pain and discomfort, to the point of needing to quit jobs and drop out of school.

Some experts have noticed that many additional health conditions are affecting fibromyalgia patients. These are gluten intolerance, gout, and restless leg syndrome. This leads some to believe that removing the following foods from our diets could help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia:

chico_massage_therapeutic_pain_relief_relaxation_therapy_chronic_pain_stress_fibromyalgia_31. Sugar

2. Gluten

3. MSG

4. Caffeine

5. Dairy

And in terms of easing pain and discomfort, I always recommend Nature’s pain relief foods:

chico_massage_therapeutic_pain_relief_relaxation_therapy_chronic_pain_stress_fibromyalgia_31. Turmeric

2. Sage

3. Ginger

4. Cayenne

5. Cloves

Here is how to prepare our specially created Fibromyalgia Healing Soup Recipe just for you:

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Fibromyalgia Healing Soup Recipe
Author: Drew Canole
Recipe type: Soup
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 knuckle Ginger
  • 1 knuckle Turmeric
  • 4 cups sodium free veggie broth
  • 2 stalks of scallions
Instructions
  1. Prepare all the ingredients.
  2. Preheat the pan to medium heat.
  3. Add some powdered ginger and turmeric together with the coconut oil.
  4. Add the veggie broth letting it boil.
  5. Reduce the heat, and add turmeric root into it.
  6. Add the sliced scallions.
  7. Transfer to a clean container.
  8. Enjoy!

 

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